It started our innocently enough

Dating best friends ex husband

If you've decided

After some initial hesitation for the same reason, Angie agreed to go out with him, and their first date led to a delightful courtship that culminated in marriage. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email. That being the case, there is a high probability that you may be asked out by someone who was once married to a friend, acquaintance, colleague, or even a relative. Or, on the other hand, you might be the one doing the asking out. In their particular circumstances, Angie had been divorced for five years and Brian had not spoken to his old friend in over a decade.

People you know

It depends on how your friend feels about the ex. Angie had been married to a long-ago friend of Brian's. The men had been colleagues once, but that was many years back. Be hopeful, and they will probably forgive you pretty quickly.

People you know might pleasantly surprise you by asking you out. If you've decided after careful deliberation that it is okay to date the ex of an acquaintance, move forward with care. Among the matches eHarmony's algorithms presented him with, he discovered Angie, a beautiful and intelligent woman who shared many of his passions. Ask her if shes ok with it. Nevertheless, Brian thought about it and decided to contact Angie anyway.

Probably the cleanest and least complex scenario is that you date someone where there is no crossover of social circles. Now that we've established that it is not okay to date the ex of a best or even good friend, let's discuss acquaintances.

Although the couple couldn't be happier today, they pissed off a few folks along the way. Use your moral compass to guide you. But in today's E-world, there is a good chance that you may run into someone that you'd like to date and you happen to know their ex. They started dating shortly thereafter. At least now you'll be prepared.

While this might make for some awkward conversation in the beginning, it doesn't have to be a deal-breaker. In the case of Brian and Angie, Brian did call his old friend to communicate his intentions. True friendship is worth it. As well as, obviously, addressing the situation directly with the person you want to be dating.

Consider taking the high road by addressing the situation directly with the acquaintance prior to getting involved with their ex. In a small town, there is a strong possibility that you know many of the divorced singles living there already. In my opinion, the exes of best friends or really good friends are completely off limits.